Category: OS X

Fake Flash Update Issue

While many users may have been getting these fake Flash is Out Of Date messages, the trojan which is the most responsible for this is the Trojan-Downloader.OSX.Shlayer.a or the shlayer trojan as it is known. Apparently, the shlayer trojan is so prevalent that it accounts for almost 30% of all infections on MAC OS X. […]

ClamXav Anti-Virus Updated to 2.8.7

The ClamXav Anti-Virus software has been updated.  The latest update to the software includes a number of improvements to the software related to backups and recovery as well as being updated for Apple’s latest operating system, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitain. Version 2.8.7 includes the following changes: Improved recognition of Time Capsule data volume […]

OS X Vulnerable to DLL Hijacking

According to a detailed article by Patrick Wardle, OS X with Gatekeeper is vulnerable to attack from applications loading dynamic link libraries (DLLs) that don’t specify a path name. “The operating system looks for the DLL file in a number of well-defined directories. An attacker could thus ‘hijack’ the DLL by placing a rogue DLL […]

Photos for OS X Coming With Yosemite 10.10.3

First impressions of Apple’s up and coming Photos app for OS-X Yosemite were just announced by a number of publications with Apple lifting it’s  embargo for media outlets to publish first impressions and hands-on reviews. the final Photos product will be delivered to Mac users as part of a free software update this spring with the 10.10.3 release […]